Knights vs. Dinosaurs

Knights vs. Dinosaurs Review

Renowned for their courage, their chivalry, and their ability to fight mythical creatures, the Knights of the Round Table must face their most dangerous opponents yet—DINOSAURS!

This heavily illustrated middle grade novel from award-winning author and artist Matt Phelan is a hilarious, rip-roaring tale of derring-do perfect for reluctant readers and fans of How to Train Your Dragon and The Terrible Two.

Let me tell you a secret about the Knights of the Round Table: they don’t have much to do. The realm is at peace and dragons are few and far between. So Merlin decides to send the knights out on a real adventure to a world filled with the most terrible lizards of all: DINOSAURS!

Knights vs. Dinosaurs is a highly illustrated, fast-paced adventure full of uproarious knightly hijinks, surprising secrets, and terrifying dinosaurs. With art on nearly every page, including an epic fight scene depicted in several graphic-novel style spreads, this engaging story is Monty Python for young middle school readers.

A great choice for reluctant readers, aspiring knights, and fans of Peter Brown’s The Wild Robot.

Title:Knights vs. Dinosaurs

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Tasha

    King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table love to tell tall tales of their adventures, but they are all lies. There just aren’t enough mythical beasts for them to battle. When Sir Erec brags that h...

  • Stephanie

    This was 100% the perfect book for me to share with my 10-year-old. Four knights from King Arthur's court (one of them the mysteriously silent Black Knight and the other three massively boastful but u...

  • Lynn

    Absurd fun for the 2nd-5th set and kids looking for short chapter books. Kids will love being on the inside of the joke and knowing more than the knights!In King Arthur's court, the bored knights most...

  • Martha

    I just finished reading this swashbuckling adventure of knights of the round table battling instead of dragons, surprise dinosaurs! After the knights gather to report to King Arthur their brave feats,...

  • Mary

    As you can tell from the 4 stars I gave this book, I really enjoyed it! It was fast-paced, funny, and filled with Phelan's quiet and amazing illustrations. This books follows four knights of Sir Arthu...

  • Melanie Dulaney

    What a great book for the 3rd through 6th grade crowd, especially for those wanting (or requiring) a shorter chapter book. Knights vs. Dinosaurs offers plenty of excellent black and drawings to augmen...

  • Paul  Hankins

    When the bravado of one knight gets the better of him at the Round Table, a new story of daring and danger unfolds. No spoilers here, but friends in the business will really want to think through who ...

  • Amy

    I picked up this book thinking it would be an excellent read aloud for my 6-year old and after the first chapter, he lost interest and didn't want to come back to it. This is a book that should appeal...

  • Robin

    It's fun to read well-written children's fiction like this and when I saw that Matt Phelan had a new one, I requested the ARC but didn't get to it before the book was published. Just finished it and I...

  • Pam

    Humor in each chapter of this story. Four knights are challenged by Merlin after the bragging gets out of hand at court. They need to face the Terrible Lizards. His magic takes them to the time of din...